News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.


Iran Confirms Helicopter Crash Killed Its President

The Bell 212 was part of a convoy of three

Kentucky Aeromed Helo Pilot Sentenced for Flying Drunk

Pilot flew while intoxicated last December

NTSB: TBM 700 Crashed while Maneuvering for Landing

The preliminary accident report shows a series of autopilot engagements and disengagements
NTSB track of accident flight

R44 Crash Final Report Cites Maintenance Errors

Missing hardware led the NTSB to conclude that pilots and maintenance personnel performed "inadequate inspections"
NTSB report R44 helicopter accident

Business Aircraft Accident Reports: May 2024

Preliminary and final accident reports, May 2024
rural runway

AOPA Institute Takes Closer Look at CL605 Truckee Crash

Animation uses ATC transcripts and NTSB documentation to depict the accident sequence
NTSB Challenger 605 crash Truckee, California

Three Killed in Swiss Helicopter Ski Tourism Accident

Seven rescue rotorcraft were sent to the scene of the accident on Petit Combin mountain

Bizav Fatal Accidents, Fatalities Spike in Q1

Forty-three killed in 12 accidents of business jets and turboprops in first three months

Business Aircraft Accident Reports: April 2024

Preliminary and final accident reports, April 2024
rural runway

Business Aircraft Accident Reports: March 2024

Preliminary and final accident reports, March 2024
rural runway

NTSB Revises Probable Cause for Citation Accident

The revision is a rare case of a successful petition for reconsideration
Tamarack active winglet on Cessna CitationJet

Preliminary Report Provides Few Clues about Cause of Hawker Fatal

The Hawker 900XP crashed on February 7 in Utah, killing both pilots
NTSB Hawker 900X crash track (Photo: NTSB)

Challenger Fatal: Oil Pressure Warnings Preceded Engine Failure

With exits blocked by fire, the flight attendant led passengers through the baggage compartment door
N823KD Hop-A-Jet Challenger 604

Helo Pilot Relives Dark Day, on Road to Recovery

Helicopter Pilot Details Tailboom Separation Crash in NTSB Safety Symposium
Helicopter pilot and crash survivor Tim Hunter

Bizav Accidents in Canada Nearly Double Year-over-year

Business aviation accounted for more than 14 percent of fixed-wing accidents in 2023
Training and Workforce

Flight Training Fatal Accidents Drop 50 Percent

Study shows 20-year reduction in flight training fatal accidents
Flight training accident rates

Naples Airport Authority Honors Crew of Accident CL604

Chair held a moment of silence and read a statement
Naples Airport

New Year Marred by Three Fatal Business Jet Accidents

Two accidents reportedly involved dual engine flameouts

Hop-A-Jet Challenger 604 Crashes on I-75 in Southwest Florida

Business jet was on a flight from Columbus, Ohio
N823KD Hop-A-Jet Challenger 604

Former Chile President Dies in Helicopter Accident

Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter crashed into the Ranco Lake in Chile
Robinson R44 helicopter

Air Evac Helicopter in Oklahoma Hit Geese Before Crashing

NTSB found dead goose in flight controls, others in crash area
NTSB chart

Boise Airport Hangar Collapse Kills 3, Injures 9

Construction was announced last year by Jackson Jet Center
The collapsed hangar at Boise Airport.

Business Aircraft Accident Reports: February 2024

Preliminary and final accident reports, February 2024
rural runway

NTSB Wants Spin-recovery Procedure Added to Twin Commander POH

Some models of the 690 series include spin-recovery instructions
Twin Commander

EASA Lays Out Priorities in European Air Safety Plan

Latest safety plan includes 19 new rulemaking tasks
EASA headquarters in Cologne, Germany

Three Die in Oklahoma HEMS Crash

Air Evac Bell 206 LongRanger crashes at night on repositioning flight
The helicopter was on a 70-mile repositioning flight from Oklahoma City to Weatherford when it crashed.

All Safe after Pilot Lands Caravan on Virginia Highway

Copilot declared mayday minutes after takeoff
Cessna Caravan off-airport landing Dulles

Cause of Challenger's Uncommanded Flap Failure Unknown

Charter flight landed safely after departing Farnborough Airport
Failures in the No 1 flap retract relay on a Challenger 604

Fatal Business Jet Accidents Climbed Steeply in 2023

Fatalities soared for U.S.-registered jets but decreased for non-U.S.-registered ones
Hawker 800XP resting at edge of runway with door open following an aborted takeoff
Regulations and Government

FAA To Audit Boeing Max 9 Production

Agency to reevaluate Boeing’s delegated authority and quality oversight
Boeing 737 Max 9 missing door plug